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is there anyone on this site that is a spouse of an alcoholic?
By 1Dayattatime
5/2/2012 7:18:59 PM
Is anyone here a loved one of an alcoholic?9

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Not exactly    
"But I'm the child, and brother and nephew and grandson of a long line. It is not my place to judge them, though. My addiction of choice, porn, is no better.

What's up? What's your situation ?"
posted at 00:59:39 on May 3, 2012 by Hk-47
Alcohol    
"I guess I am just trying to reach out everywhere. I just don't understand what makes someone go against their covenants and sneek and lie to a family who loves him? He is a VietNam Vet who still lives it everyday, I guess that could be it. ?????????"
posted at 09:24:03 on May 3, 2012 by 1Dayattatime
not your fault    
"The why question is a tough one, and there isn't an easy answer.
On the one hand, some of us are wired with a predisposition toward addiction. I can only speak for myself - I come from a long line of alcoholics and drug addicts. While I've never touched alcohol or even cigarettes, I have my own addiction to deal with - porn.
An addiction can be an incredibly powerful thing. It is not about willpower; I, personally, am a decidedly disciplined person in every other aspect of my life. I just cannot control my addiction with willpower alone. It is not about intelligence - know how many members of Mensa are also in AA?
What causes it, I don't know, except the scripture "God giveth weakness unto men that they might become stronger."
On the other hand, all behavior is an individual's choice. I chose to make bad decisions - now I'm working to make good ones.
For your husband, that's between you and him and Heavenly Father. Prayers and best wishes. It can be overcome."
posted at 14:58:58 on May 6, 2012 by hk-47


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